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Empties: February 2014

5 Mar

Hello everyone! So I haven’t been updating my blog lately… and that’s because school has been really hectic. I had a lot of assignments and papers and I just finished my midterms yay! But I hope to get back in the swing of things and whatnot but of course I must do the obligatory empties and I have a few more things this month too. As you know I haven’t been purchasing beauty products for the past two months so my stash has been decreasing which is awesome (look I finished another blush!) so without further ado here are the empties for the month of February.

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– B&BW White Tea and Ginger Body Wash, Pink Sugarplum Triple Moisture Body Cream x2 (my favourite scent I can’t believe I’m almost gone through my stash of it)

– Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleansing Foam

– Scope Outlast Mouth Wash Mint (because mint is awesome)

– Johnson’s Baby Shampoo

– Origins Super Spot Treatment

– Too Faced Primed & Poreless Loose Powder

– Eye drops

– Tarina Tarantino Hyperdream Eyeliner in Tommy Jet

– Butter London Nail Base Coat

– Target Acetone Nail Polish Remover

– L’oreal Hair Mask

– St. Ives Apricot Scrub

– Lieole Water Drop BB Cream

– Biore Moisture Sunscreen SPF 50+++

– Shu Uemura Ultimate Hair Oil sample

– Make Your Face Hair Shampoo sample

– Benefit Dandelion Blush

– Origins Vitazing Eye Cream sample

– MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow in Pure Flash!

Total = 21 products

Hooray for finishing two makeup products!! There probably won’t be much makeup products for the next few months though.

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Beauty Stash: Face – Blush

29 Jul

Hello everyone! So I have broken this into two sets of blushes one MAC and the other is all the other blushes that I own. Just because I have too many blushes it needs to be done this way. *le sigh

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– MAC Stereorose Mineralize Skin Finish (limited edition)

– MAC Star Wonder Mineralize Skin Finish (limited edition)

– MAC Blush Palette (L to R) Pinch o Peach, Fleur Power, Blushbaby, Springsheen, Sunbasque, Harmony

– MAC Redhead Mineralize Skin Finish (limited edition) (review HERE)

– MAC Mineralized Blush in Ring of Saturn (limited edition)

– MAC Mineralized Blush in Gentle

– MAC Blush in Love Cloud (limited edition)

– MAC Mineralized Blush in Fresh Honey (limited edition) (review HERE)

– MAC Crew Highlighting Powder (limited edition) (not shown)

Total = 13 Products (2/13 reviewed)

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– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty (review HERE)

– Physician’s Formula pH Matchmaker Blush in Natural (review HERE)

– Holika Holika Chic Cat Blush (review HERE)

– Holika Holika Midnight Owl Blush (review HERE)

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Amused

– Benefit Boxed Powder in Dandelion

– Benefit Boxed Powder in Hervana

– ELF Studio Blush in Berry Merry (review HERE)

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush sample in Fantastic

– TheBalm Frat Boy Blush

– TheBalm Cabana Boy Blush

– The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Blush in Coral Cushion

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush sample in Adventurous

– Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush sample in Magic

– KryolanXGlossybox Exclusive Blush sample in Rosewood

– Cargo Tonga Blush

– Geek Chic Cosmetics Loose Blush in Nerdgasm

Total = 17 products (5/17 reviewed)

GRAND TOTAL = 30 products

Beauty Stash: Face – Highlighter

24 Jul

Hello everyone! We are finally moving onto the cheek products and since there is a lot of them I decided to split them up and see what I have under each section. Here we go!

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– MAC Soft&Gentle Mineralized Skin Finish (review HERE)

– Dior Amber Diamonds (review HERE)

– L’Oreal Magic Lumi Illuminating Primer (used as a liquid highlighter)

– MAC Beauty Powder in Snowglobe (limited edition)

– Benefit Girl Meets Pearl sample (review HERE)

– Rimmel Wake me Up Cream Highlighter in 04 Shimmering Sand (review HERE)

– Lise Watier Illuminating Beads (review HERE)

– MAC Whisper of Gilt Skin Finish (limited edition)

Product Total = 8 products (5/8 products reviewed)

Beauty Stash: Face – Primers

2 Jul

Hello everyone! So in accordance to my realization/epitome that I have a ton of makeup (more than I will ever use) I thought it would be best to see what exactly I have in my makeup collection. Since there is a lot I decided that it would be best to split it up into each type of product category as it will make it easier to archive (for myself) and for me to see what sort of products I have a tendency to buy a lot.

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Products from left to right:
– L’Oreal Magic Souffle Perfecting Base
– Etude House Baby Skin Base in Green
– Smashbox Photofinish Dark Spot Correcting Primer
– Benefit Porefessional
– Naris Up VS Dry Moisture Base

Total = 5 Products (none reviewed)

Review: Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

17 Feb

Hello everyone! Another mini-sized product from Benefit is going to be reviewed today. I’ve recently been loving the brand as they release out such great sets. This sample came from a Christmas set and I also have another one waiting to be used from the new Porefessionally Pretty set.

Description: For a healthy glow reach for the Girl who Meets Pearls for the first time. A golden pink cream to enhance and luminize the skin.

Review: Since I got the sample sized version of this (two of them actually) I just like how it dispenses the right amount of product but when I went to go try ou the full sized version I didn’t like how it dispensed the product. A quick Google search will bring up photos of this glue stick in which the product is dispensed through the top with a screen of sorts. I feel as though the packaging made sure to dispense a lot product and you couldn’t really control the amoun that you want. The product itself gives your skin a really nice glow that isn’t too glittery nor does it seem fake like High beam does on my face. As for the texture of the cream it is very smooth, blendable and just seems to glide across the skin. I use this mainly as a highlighter for my face but sometimes I mix it with my foundation to create a glowy dewy look without looking too oily. I love this product but the packaging and price puts me off purchasing another one well, I always have sample sizes to work through.

Cost: Full-sized $34CDN @ Sephora or Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques

Would I recommend this product? I would this is a really nice highlighter for the skin

Review: Benefit Trio – Benetint, Posietint, High Beam

17 Feb

Hello everyone! A sample set that I got from Sephora I am now finally reviewing. It’ll be done altogether so that it makes my life a little easier.

Description: A trio of Benefit’s best selling cheek and lip stains. Benetint a red liquid stain, Posietint a light pink liquid/cream stain, and High beam is a silver pink based highlighting cream. All were swatched with one swipe.

Review: Benefit is known for creating really great face products and I’m curious about other products that are in their line. The packaging is nice, it’s in nail polish style and can make putting on products more accurate than with a brush or just fingers. I can’t get over the fact that when you are close to finishing the product there still will be some left at the bottom of the container. And the cincher is that you have absolutely no way to get all the leftover product leaving money to waste. But it’s not like Benefit will change their packaging but a pet peeve of mine.
I’ve never worked with a liquid cheek stain before so this was an interesting experience. Benetint is a liquid cheek stain so I had some difficulties first while applying it but found that doing one cheek at a time helped getting the right amount of product that I wanted. It gives a very natural flush to the cheeks and lasted all day (a full 8 hours and more) with little product wearing away. I really like it but I’m not planning to purchase it due to the fact that it stains my fingers when I blend it. -.-‘
Posietint is very similar to a liquid cream blush it’s thicker than Benetint and is a bit more pigmented. I personally think that it looks like a thickened version of strawberry milk. But still blends easier on the cheeks and just gives a really nice flush to the cheeks. I have acne scars left on my cheeks but it didn’t emphasize them at all (a nice plus) and the staying power is a little less than Benetint only around the 8 hour mark there is a bit of fading but it’s still noticeable. This one also stains the fingers but not as much as Benetint.
For both Benetint and Posietint both can be used on the lips and I found that Benetint works better than Posietint on the lips. Benetint stays on for quite sometime without fading while Posietint did nothing on the lips ( I think it just blended itself in with your lip pigmentation). Both are VERY drying on the lips though so I don’t use them on the lips that often but it’s a nice option to have.
High beam does not work with my skintone sadly. It’s shows up very silvery and to my skin it just doesn’t look very natural. I found that High beam was very goopy compared to Posietint and Benetint and it just was something I probably won’t be purchasing at all. If you have yellow/olive skintones I would not recommend this as it just doesn’t match with your skintone but clashes with it (could be the pinky undertone). Though as a brow highlighter it isn’t as obnoxious as it is on the cheeks. Blendability is great it just blends a lot easier than both Posietint and Benetint (could be because of the texture).
Overall, these are great but I won’t be purchasing full-sized products due to the packaging but I am really glad that I got to try out the sample sizes before commiting to full-sized products.

Cost: $12CDN @ sephora.com

Would I recommend this product? For those who are curious about Benefit’s best seller go right ahead the price is right for a set of three and the sample just lasts forever!

Exciting stuff

9 Feb

Hello everyone! Sorry to double post today but I hope to give you all a glimpse at what sort of reviews will be coming up.

 (MAC, Benefit, Lancome, Annabelle, Marcelle, L’oreal see what you can spot)

Do you like my sister? She’s dorky  like that.